DreDaze wrote in post #18628206
isn't about time we admit that cameras aren't holding us back...
Blanket statements like this will almost always have exceptions.
There are times in my wildlife shooting when my cameras do 'hold me back' from getting the types of images that I want to create.
Some such instances involve some recent opportunities to photograph owls at nesting sites. . I've recently been shooting at two different nest sites, one a Barn Owl nest colony and the other a Great-horned Owl nest. . At each place, the owls are extremely nocturnal. . The adults do not show up at the nests until well after sunset, when dusk is well under way and complete darkness is not too far off.
There is still enough light for my autofocus to work, but the resultant images are absolutely deplorable, from an image-quality standpoint. . My primary objective is to capture the wonderfully intricate feather detail on the stunning plumage of the adult Barn Owls. . My sensor is not capturing all of the tiny little feather segments when I photograph the owls under such extreme low-light conditions.
If I had a camera that could capture extremely fine, intricate detail at very high ISOs, such as 51,200, and do so with no noise grain whatsoever, then I would be able to accomplish my objective on the Barn Owl shoot. . Because my bodies cannot produce the results I want at even 3200 ISO, I do feel as though my cameras are holding me back.
Whenever we want/need extremely high image quality, and we are shooting in extremely low light (like almost complete darkness), then how can one say that the cameras are not holding us back? . It's not like I can go there and shoot the owls in better light, because they don't come out of their holes until it is extremely dark. . Using flash is not a viable option because it startles the owls and causes them to behave unnaturally.
The above example is just one instance in which I feel that my camera is holding me back from accomplishing my objective. . There are other scenarios in which my current cameras hold me back but I don't feel like writing about all of those instances right now so I'll just wrap this post up for the time being.
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